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September 9th, 2013, 2:37 pm #11

Im curious to know more about the winner and what the judging criteria was. The boat looks black in the photos which I dont recall ever seeing as being original. Also, the motor has a lot of non factory color treatment to it and non original parts. She looks beautiful non the less and I'd like to see more. Ive been around judging for cars for a long time but not classic boats so I'm curious what criteria was looked at for judging ie, originality, preservation, workmanship, etc.
I'm not in any way trying to take away anything from the winners accomplishment. The boat is phenomenal. That being said, I think if a few of us could have made the logistics work and were able to get our boats to Buffalo, there could have been a Lancer/XK clean sweep of win/place/show. Thoughts Paul?






Edit comment: Craig was correct on the fact that I incorrectly posted the XK-19 as the BEST OF SHOW WINNER, when in fact it did win an award, but the all original and correct black 1969 Commander SS won the BEST OF SHOW.



Paul
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Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen

September 9th, 2013, 3:24 pm #12

.. in the heads of at least a few people who own wood boats that can now see that there is a lot to appreciate in some of these older fiberglass models. I send my congratulations to the winner with his beautiful entry. It was an uphill battle I'm sure. I would also commend the judges for what was a bold choice which surely subjected them to some raised eyebrows.
Eric
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Paul
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September 9th, 2013, 4:14 pm #13

I agree w the motor comments, the rest of the boat was so stunning it overcame those issues, like the raw brass unpainted thermostat housing, which would have been painted. Raised eyebrows, yes probably, but this one looked good next to virtually ANYTHING. Waiting on Craig's photos, you will see.



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Mike W
Mike W

September 9th, 2013, 6:32 pm #14

I'm a little confused about the xk19 motor comments. There is only one picture of the motor that I saw which is a partial shot with the hatch open. It looks like your basic 327Q. The images of the other motor from inside the boat appears to be custom work, very nice, and on the xk22.

Doesn't really matter. All the boats looked great. Paul, thank you for your and others continued efforts and motivation.

Mike
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Paul
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September 9th, 2013, 7:56 pm #15

Mike the motors in my very first posting belong in the winning XK-19

Regards

Paul
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September 9th, 2013, 8:44 pm #16

It looks as if the motor shown is indeed to the xk-22. The 19 wouldnt have those hinges and the boat appears to be white. I was going by the photo caption myself. Good catch!
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September 9th, 2013, 10:23 pm #17

In a stunning turn-around of history at Buffalo Launch Club, a FIBERGLASS BOAT wins BEST OF SHOW (in the Preserved Runabout class)!!!!
Dick DeFazio's stunning black 19-foot Commander SS of 1969 won the top award, Mark Smith's 1969 Commander SS won a third place, and a
great looking XK-22 also won (see details in later postings).

Due to my set-up and digital program responsibililties I spent a lot of time inside coordinating the details so I don't have as many
photos as I normally would, but good news, Craig Lindberg does !!!!!


I'm heading out to breakfast now, will upload some more photos later in the day. We're getting ready to do the "Around Grand Island"
run, which is 22 miles, and the scene of MANY a power boat race in the past. Photos on the way from that too.

regards,

Paul

Herb Pocklington and fiance Carol Jose


Forum Members, Craig and Cyndi Lindberg at the awards banquet Saturday!


Dick DeFazio, award winning 19-foot Commander


From left to right: Herb Pocklington, your forum host, and Chis Smith


A little timing light action earlier in the day


More photos coming later !!

Paul






EDIT NOTE.....these images can and will be restored, as soon as I find some "spare time" Paul



Very hard to describe just how fantastic, fun and enjoyable a time it was for us in Buffalo and at the BLC/ACBS Event. Great to meet our Forum curator and members who made the trek. I've got 415 photos and some video that I just downloaded so bear with me on the posting. Here are photos of the incredible Show Winner that Paul has mentioned. I thought I was a fanatic about detail but this boat left me shaking my head in dismay. This is beyond better than factory. Enjoy!


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Paul
Paul

September 9th, 2013, 11:53 pm #18

Many thanks Craig, fabulous back-up at the show, really appreciate the detail shots. This guy came to win.

Regards

Paul
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Craig L
Craig L

September 10th, 2013, 1:03 am #19



UPDATE: When Photobucket changed their policy we "lost" some images like these, but wait........we still have them.........archived........and we will add them back when we find some spare time. Regards, Paul

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Had a blast doing it and we can credit the photo quality to those two gorgeous women adorning the shots 8-)
More to come!
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September 10th, 2013, 1:54 am #20

That is all I have to say

Well I have to add that I love the hood hinges for the engine bay.... and actually the boot stripe sloping up toward the bow... and the tiny red hand painted accent stripe... don't forget that Chris Craft logo above the outdrive...(mine originally said Chrysler)... and the intake manifold... don't forget the perfectly detailed exhaust manifolds with the corvette logos... well damn it just about everything!

Mike W get your trailer queen on the road and win some shows for us!!

Jim
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